ERIC Number: ED179375
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Western Coal, Boom or Bust? Grades 9-11. Interdisciplinary Student/Teacher Materials in Energy, the Environment, and the Economy.
Day, John; Weeden, Kenneth P.
This unit uses energy choices to raise questions about the energy option of coal available to the nation along with attendant advantages and disadvantages of this option. The unit introduces locations of coal deposits in the U.S. and their types. Emphasis is on relatively unexploited deposits in the western United States. Comparisons are made between western coal and that of the east. Heat and sulfer content are discussed. Possible boom town effects are discussed in the context of development of resources. Strip mining controversies are examined. (Author/RE)
Descriptors: Energy, Environment, Environmental Education, Environmental Influences, Fuels, History, Interdisciplinary Approach, Land Use, Natural Resources, Pollution, Science Education, Secondary Education, Social Studies
U.S. Department of Energy, Technical Information Center, P.O. Box 62, Oak Ridge, TN 37830 (no price quoted)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Energy, Washington, DC. Office of Education, Business and Labor Affairs.
Authoring Institution: National Science Teachers Association, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Coal; Energy Education